The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center will be featuring Transference in August. It’s a forward-thinking exhibition of newly-created new work by OPT artist Veron Ennis that opens on the evening of August 2 with a stylish reception during Fort Myers Art Walk.
In addition to Ennis’ paintings, a Creative Portrait of Veron Ennis by cutting edge photographer, Mila Bridger will be on view along with elements specially painted by Ennis for the photo shoot. The adventurous collaboration captures the spirit of both the artist and photographer. Exquisite hors d’oeuvres by Chef Brian Roland of Crave Culinaire in Naples will be served early in the evening and the artist will be in attendance throughout the opening.
The exhibition takes its name from the premise that art has a measurable effect on people. Regrettably, that impact has been largely negative for too many years, but through tightly-structured abstracts, Ennis strives to transfer to her viewers elated feelings of love and joy in a non-objective manner.
“The transference of information during the creative process from artist to painting, and then from painting to viewer when the work is completed, is the reason why art can transcend time and why abstract painting has the ability to communicate,” Veron explains. “Transferring specifically positive information through the means of creating a non-objective painting is a graceful way to connect with people and is freeing and enlightening for the artist.”
Transference is a series of work that evolved from Ennis’ Chroma Tone series that conveys a gentle and calm message, created through the artist and medium, and open to a relaxed and perceptive interpretation. “Positive artwork is no less serious than work of any other nature, in fact, it is essential,” maintains Ennis, who is one of the forerunners of a new movement in art known as Open Positive Transference or OPT.
During the month of August, Ennis will be hosting “Transference in Art,” a lecture forum which will include a private walking tour of the exhibition, an introduction to the OPT Art Movement, and a guided discussion on interpreting art and the personal effects art has on the viewer. “This will be a unique opportunity to learn more about the artist’s intentions and motivations, including gaining insight into OPT art,” says Ennis. “We have limited seating in each forum, so please reserve your ticket as soon as possible.” Tickets for the lecture forum are $10 per person and are available through the box office at SBDAC or online at www.sbdac.com.
Transference will be on exhibit at the Art Center through August 22, 2013.
The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street in the downtown Fort Myers River District. For more information, please visit www.sbdac.com or telephone 239-333-1933.